Become a Barack Obama Community Organizer!


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This past  week, Michelle Obama sent me an email on behalf of her husband’s re-election campaign. In it, she asked me to join on as a “summer organizer” for the poor, put-upon President. “Barack,” she wrote, “needs you out there this summer.”

She continued, “It’s an amazing experience – one that could change your life while shaping this country for decades to come.” Change again! But it’s the mode of change that was interesting  in Michelle’s pitch: “If you take a position as a fellow, you’ll help more people to step up at the local level, where there are so many opportunities to make so much change. You’ll register voters, recruit and train volunteers, run phone banks, have conversations with people on their front porches, and build the relationships that will bring your community together to fight for progress.”

That’s a busy summer. Let’s take these elements one at a time. First, Michelle wants me to help people step up at the local level. She doesn’t really define that. Somehow, I doubt she wants me to give job training that would encourage people to support their families. She probably isn’t interested in me filing LLC papers for folks so they can get a business started. She also doesn’t want me passing the hat for charitable causes or getting socially disorganized kids into church groups that might help them. “Stepping up,” according to Michelle, means shilling for her husband.  After four long years, change has come down to getting her husband getting a second term. What kind of change is this?  The king in the familiar aphorism, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

But there’s more. I can register voters, too. Now, as a general matter, I’m not much for registering voters. That’s because if people don’t care enough to have registered, I don’t want them voting. It’s not difficult to register to vote – you can do it quickly and easily. It’s your civic duty to figure out how to make yourself eligible for the vote. In fact, you can even walk into a library or post office and pick up a form. That’s part of citizenship. If you haven’t bothered to register, I’m not enthused about your vote cancelling mine out. I’m fine with fewer voters – too many voters already vote based not on the positions of the candidates, but on whether they “seem like a nice guy.” The last thing I want is more ignorant voters.

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  • Phillip Ley

    Omigosh! Please forward me that email and let me sign right up. Actually, it would be great for a number of individuals with mindsets and political leanings much like me (me…?) to sign up and give our Commander-in-Chief a dose of his own taqquiyeh. Yes, indeed….

    • MrWHBraden

      Me too, put me down for $3 I''ll be there next wednesday, expect me around 8pm for beer and we can eat later.

    • Choi

      Actually,Phillip, just go on-line and wait for the latest Obama pop-up ad.
      Yahoo e-mail accounts have an Obama pop-up of Michelle stating"Tell Barack You're In" and a button below labeled "Are You In" to click to go to Obama's site.
      That's what his money buys: In Our Faces,ALWAYS and EVERYWHERE.
      Just think about "Tell Barack You're In":- What they're saying is "Tell Barack you're loving every aspect of his WAR on AMERICA and Capitalism "

  • John C. Davidson

    The Democrats never found a victim they didn't like. Most, as Ben so aptly put it, only have to pass in front of a mirror to locate one.

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    For sure I would like to help and assist Mr Barack hussein Obama to move his stuf
    out of the oval office and ask the bust of Sir Winston curchill to be brought back in.

  • DogWithoutSlippers

    Got a couple of items at the supermarket yesterday. AS I WAS LEAVING THROUGHT THE SHOPPING CART LOBBY A WOMAN WAS THERE IN A WHEELCHAIR (sorry for caps) she asked me for a dollar to feed her children. I reached for a buck (had a 20 left) she asked me for that as well. She reminded me of Moochelle's Mom – looked like her too. She be organizing – her finances!

  • wctaqiyya

    My friend, you obviously need a much more robust anti-spam program. I have so much protective software I can barely feel the keyboard and it takes forever to bing or Google, much less yahoo.

    • intrcptr2

      No, no; it's not spam; I signed up for it too, to keep tabs on him.

      I tend not to read them often, though…

      Perhaps you need to stop using "protection" and buy some sort of pill.

      • wctaqiyya

        OK, thanks for clarifying. Yeah, a pill makes good sense, the lotions were making a mess of my mouse.

  • flyingtiger

    Dinner with George Cloony, the guy who was the worst Batman! How could you resist?

    • "gunner"

      dinner with george clooney, how could i resist? easily, very easily. effortlessly even.

  • Swatty Jim

    I love this article Ben Shapiro! Very much on cue. Your analysis is 100% correct..

    As much as it is insulting to "us," the sheeple out there who are brain-washed think it's sincere. Shame on them for being so naive. What mindless dolts we have out there, especially in New York.

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Obamma is going to win because the whole election process will be hacked into and the votes will swing. We put me on the moon over 40 years ago, yet, here we sit not able to devise a fool proof system to vote. Travesty. Our own Govt. let's us down, and the sheeple let us down.

    Flush them all I say…every last one of them.

    • Swatty Jim

      Lastly, if Obama is so well spoken, why then does he need a teleprompter to stand in front of an auditorium of 6th graders? He can not order a lousy hamburger at a resturant for Pete's sake.

      And I will bet that the history books are already written stating that he was/is the greatest president the country has ever seen. Really, he is the biggest sham the country has ever seen.

      • "gunner"

        speaking of hamburgers, i can get one at any fast tood drive through cheaper, and not have to listen to a boring, clueless hollywood mountebank spouting nonsense whle i'm eating. "priceless"

  • WilliamJamesWard

    It is not so much that we have differences of opinion with Democras/Leftists/Islamists, they are evil and
    vile entities. Anyone who argues for the Democratic regime and is closely looked over, they are
    wanting and self indulgent, amoral, dishonest and self deluded miscreants. The morals of America have
    been on a downward path for many years, looking at Obama and the position he holds tells me
    we are about at rock bottom and his re-election would be the final fall to absolute desolution of
    character. Marxsts and Socialists have accomplished their work but it must be time for a backlash.
    No more of the same old same old, a return to virtue and the Judeo-Christian ethic must take place.
    William

  • Ghostwriter

    If I were you,I'd turn down that offer from Michelle Obama. I have better things to do with my time.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Dinner with Obama? Would I be searched for contraband like warfarin?

    Dinner with George Cluny would put me off food for a month.

    Now Rosemary is a different story.
    I would even pick up the tab.

  • David

    After you become a community organizer, you are eligible and qualified for the presidency. If Obama can do it, anyone can.

  • truebearing

    Ben, perhaps you could volunteer as the head dog cooker. You know how Obama likes to feed his dogma to his useful idiots.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      I will never look at a "hot dog" the same, no not ever again………………………William